Brian Ward

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Brian Ward
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator
Team Syracuse
Conference ACC
Playing career
1994–1996 McPherson
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997 McPherson (DC/ST)
1999–2000 Glendale CC (DC/DB)
2001–2004 Wabash (AHC/DB/ST)
2005 Missouri Southern (AHC/Co-DC/ST)
2006 Tulsa Union (OK) HS (AHC/DC)
2007–2009 McPherson
2010 North Dakota State (DB)
2011 Drake (DC/LB)
2012–2014 Western Illinois (DC/LB)
2015 Bowling Green (DC/LB/interim HC)
2016–present Syracuse (DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 17–15
Accomplishments and honors
College Fanz National Coach of the Year (2009)

Brian Ward is an American football coach. He is the defensive coordinator at Syracuse University, a position he has held since January 2016. Ward served as the head football coach at McPherson College from 2007 to 2009 and as the interim head football coach at Bowling Green State University for one game in 2015, compiling a career college football record of 17–15.

Coaching career[edit]

Ward was the head football coach at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He held that position for three seasons, from 2007 until 2009. His coaching record at McPherson was 17–14.[1]

Ward was named the 2009 College Fanz National Coach of the Year after taking his team to the NAIA national playoffs for the first time in the history of the program.[2]


  1. ^ "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Sell, Steve (February 23, 2010). "Ward resigns as McPherson College football coach". McPherson Sentinel. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 

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